At the upcoming Yorkton Film Festival, SMPIA will be presenting two workshops:
• How Documentary Filmmakers Can Get – and Keep – Access to Characters and Worlds
• Pitching Masterclass with Daniel Cross.
How Documentary Filmmakers Can Get – and Keep – Access to Characters and Worlds will detail how a key part of making a documentary is getting people, organizations, businesses and government agencies to allow you to film with them.
Negotiating that access and keeping it can be difficult. The more delicate the story, characters and arena – and potentially the more fragile or vulnerable they are – the greater the challenge. So, what are the secrets to getting and keeping access? What are the ethical considerations? How do you balance what you need as a storyteller with what the subject’s needs and agendas are?
In the Pitching Masterclass, veteran Doc producer, Daniel Cross will show participants what he calls “the paved way to money”.
Learn the tricks to pitch your way to production success.